Saturday, December 24, 2011

Amanchu! Ch23 - Reunion

Amanchu! Ch23 [ACS]



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*the last extra chapter = ch22

95 comments:

  1. Yay, more amanchu, and, is this supposed to be chapter 22 or did that extra count as a 22

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  2. thanks for the release but the question is the same, is it supposed to be chapter 22 mmm...~?

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  3. Akane and Chizuru are kind of like Aika and Akari...
    but maybe I just think that because they have the same facial expressions.

    @euric and VawX: Yes, the extra chapter counts as 22.

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  4. Does Akane have a crush on Hikari?

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  5. oh motormind... your comments never change!

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  6. A...Akari and Aika expies? I'm okay with this. XD

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  8. @Mez
    Well, now Amano dropped the whole romantic subtext between Hikari and Futaba, I have to get my kicks SOMEWHERE. And you have to admit that Akane's response on that bridge looks rather suspicious.

    I am also amazed that they pick the girls up at Izukogen station. That's quite a way away from Ito station, where I was.

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  9. I recently finished watching Aria.
    Then I immediately read all of the manga to ease the withdrawal...
    And now this... this chapter of Amanchu...
    Amano, I salute you!
    *ocular gushing*

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  10. Thank you for translating!!

    I found Akane and Chizuru to be parallels of Aika and Akari, especially with the hair and facial expressions. Ah, memories~~

    And I think Akane's reaction is because she feels that Hikari "stole" her friend away from her and she feels a little lonely/jealous, hence the somewhat rude reaction.

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  11. I knew checking this site daily for the past three months would be worth it. Thanks for translating this.

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  12. Actually I can definitely see where you're coming from Motormind - now that I look at it that way. However I suspect the anon 2 posts above has the correct answer.

    Also isn't the train trip to Ito so nice? I thought it was so nice, the scenery along the coast is real charming.

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  13. @Mez
    "I thought it was so nice, the scenery along the coast is real charming."

    Sure thing, especially the whole part from Atami to Ito is wonderful. BTW: I also visited the Nagisa Shinsui Park Moon Terrace in Atami, which you can see in Amano's artwork for this series. But if I had known that Amano would go all the way south, I would have gone to Izukogen station as well.

    And if Akane isn't in love with Hikari, is she with Futaba then? Japanese girls do tend to fuel infuse their close friendships with romantic overtones, so this is really not that far-fetched.

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  14. Wait, what make you guys think that Akane is the jelly Aika and Chizuru is the one who look like Akari?

    Is it because she sat on the left and the first mentioned name should be hers?

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  15. I think the Aika looks more like an "Akane" and the Akari looks more like a "Chizuru", tbqh.

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  16. Thank you.
    And Merry Christmas to you all! :)

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  17. Thanks for the Xmas release!

    Various remarks:

    The chapter could be re-titled "Attack of the clones"!

    Recycling embarrassing comment prohibitions is prohibited!

    BTW, at the train station, Akari-clone sports Ai-chan's big handbag from the last ARIA special chapter.

    Wasn't there a chapter in ARIA, as well, where Aika-chan/clone felt redundant?

    Otherwise, the two clones find a placard posted on the suspension bridge. Shall that flowery language stop desperate people from jumping?

    Ninomya-kun will be dekkai lucky desu with that many girls around to choose from (unless Ai beats him up as a preventive measure).

    I think Amanchu! the story takes place in North Korea, because the portrait of Comrade Aria Sachou, the beloved President is posted at every possible public place. Catsonality cult?

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  18. thanks for continuing the series i always enjoy reading such a happy fell good series and there are few of this quality that i can find

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  19. Ah, I'm so glad the scanlations are continuing!
    Thanks for the hard work as always! (=.=)b

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  20. Not too clear for me, but will they have a Sketchbook special to celebrate the 10 years of Comic Blade Magazine?

    http://www.mag-garden.co.jp/comic-blade/blog/2012/01/post_138.html

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  21. Apparently Akane = Akari clone and Chizuru = Aika clone. We're wrong!

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  22. The 2012 February 3-5. Ushicon convention in Austin, Texas will host ARIA anime director Junichi Sato. If anybody happens to be there, maybe ask him about any ARIA OVA, movie or Amanchu anime plans?

    I think he could find better occupation with those then managing the Mortal Metal Shibagane storyline, which based on the first 3 chapters, looks to be an ecchi-mecha themed piece of utter junk, recycled for the N+1th time.

    Let's animate Yotsuba-to instead!

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  23. @Ano: That's a really great idea, I hope someone will ask him something like that, but if there's ever going to be anything new on Aria anime, it either would have to be original or animate some of those Special Navigations.. I think. However, Amanchu anime done right would be so worth it as well.

    and about Yotsuba, I recall reading an interview with the author who said he rather not see an anime adaptation of Yotsuba. Ever. So unless he changes his mind..

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  24. Well, the link above doesn't work and it was just a joke, anyhow.

    Here is a working link, hopefully:

    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/120120/93_687_494_122_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

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  25. Does it makes sense to wait any more for the Amanchu ch24 JP raws? They didn't turn up for previous chapters and the chinese ones are already available in various venues:

    http://www.lightnovel.cn/thread-383436-1-1.html
    http://115.com/file/cly346zw#
    http://share.dmhy.org/topics/view/236092_AQUA_24_BIG5.html
    http://share.popgo.org/program-f ... 48e58b8fbab7bf.html

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  26. How many days were those Aika-clone and Akari-clone staying? From the story it looks like just a day-trip, as they go home at the end of ch24.

    Yet, one of them carries a whole trunk on wheels, which does not make much sense in such a scenario, unless there is a dismembered Alice hidden inside. She upset them with that fast-track double promotion?

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    1. ^ No, no, no, that's himeya shachou & her parent inside. Girls nowadays bring their parent inside their luggage when travelling and how can't you not notice that Alice appeared in every chapter?

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  27. Just a friendly request, but can you guys please translate this for us?
    http://paricross.sakura.ne.jp/aria/ariatop.html?0330/paricross
    http://www.mediafire.com/?m6kc04nyno2b2ep

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    1. Click the image links for the doujins that I requests to be translated. I know the last one was already translated and entitled "Dear Akari-sama" but im just hoping at best that you guys will translate the other 2
      Please?

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  28. What is this?

    http://owl.press.ne.jp/ks2011/

    (c) 2011 Kozue Amano and Rika Suzuki

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    1. Based on Google translate it may be a doujin-shi website run by Ms. Amano and R. Suzuki. It says Ms. Amano, currently being on "maternity leave" from MAG, has returned to her old pass-time of releasing doujin through collaboration.

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    2. So Amano doesn't have time for a more frequent release of Amanchu!, but she does have time for a doujin collaboration? That's a tad odd...

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    3. You cant rush art. An artist knows that he does not decide when to make the art. Its the art that decides when he must craft the image.
      (Hell, same logic applies to novelists and documentarists. Its a matter of inspiration and support from the environment.)

      Try to pressure the artist and you will recieve a failure

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    4. I think it's more probable that MAG Corp. told Ms. Amano to go on leave. If she had a problem with her pregnancy or the infant is often ill, she would not be able to meet ever-monthly timelines. Comic Blade Mag would then have nothing to print and would lose face for embarrassing its subscribers, a big no-no in Japan.

      So MAG bosses went for safety and put Ms. Amano on a quarterly schedule for 3 years on so, but maybe she and baby fare better than expected. She likely revived doujin-shining as a pass-time and a source of some extra income.

      Anyhow, why don't you tell her what you think and demand a full Ai-Aria arc in seven volumes before this year runs out? I think there is a feedback page on the website.

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    5. Thats a nice suggestion but I just wanted to have this doujins to be translated because I dont know how to read Japanese *cries*
      http://paricross.sakura.ne.jp/aria/ariatop.html?0330/paricross
      http://www.mediafire.com/?m6kc04nyno2b2ep

      By the way, does anyone knows where to read the first part of "Waha"? its a doujin for Aria but I can only find the second part.

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  29. Actually, you can get a lot done when you have to meet deadlines. I write novels, and some pressure is not bad for my productivity. Art is for a large part craftsmanship.

    Maybe Amano is just fed up with this comic.

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  30. im a Novelist too but unlike you, I have my style of being a perfectionist and drafting first my works and making sure that my materials are if not always, rarely copied from my previous works. Yeah its a pretty annoying habit but it pays well to satisfy yourself and your readers

    Amano must be suffering from the same problem of being a perfectionist. She must be having a hard time trying to figure out a way to make Amanchu similar to Aria in the goal of optimism but remain unique and original. I mean come on! she must have been dried up after creating such masterpiece.
    She had a long break sure but that doesnt mean that she gained much materials, inspiration and learned a new style in writing.

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  31. See the cover design, go the the url shown and find out it's yet another 18+++ Aria doujin:

    http://chan.sankakustatic.com/data/79/9a/799a2d0ca13442ed00e123661026e7cd.jpg

    Gets pretty disappointing after a while, to find R18 in 95% of cases.

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  32. - Some theories can be put to rest now. According to description at the link below, the new Amano - Suzuki "You and me" doujin was sold at Comiket 81 and its profit went for the earthquake charity.

    http://www.toranoana.jp/mailorder/cot/pagekit/0000/00/04/000000048427/index.html

    So maybe some fans were able to meet sensei face to face at the booth during C81, end of Dec 2011?

    - Something completely different: I was not aware that one of Amano's old tampenshu was published in english as "World of Dreams" (see image, book cover in the middle of the bottom row):

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/428928_102823773175872_100003447505975_12291_1646234655_n.jpg

    Maybe from India (due to use of rp. as currency)? Their second tongue is colonial british english.

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  33. The kind of winters shown in some ARIA stories are a bit exaggerated, but the last few days were the coldest in real Venezia for the past 20 years, with some canals partially freezing over.

    Meanwhile, the Carnivale starting in a few days, they already set up the floating bull idol at the entrance of the Canal Grande.

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  34. @ Tamas
    Found that the book is in Indonesian.
    http://gramediaonline.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=742276&CFID=48504471&CFTOKEN=83922112
    ISBN: 9786022102991

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    1. i have one at home,together with the song of the sky,they're starting to release the Roman Club too here :D http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2056516820146&set=a.1404124670750.2057648.1461361440&type=3

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  35. The Photos below is probably already expected

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/AriaYuri1.jpg
    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/AriaYuri2.jpg

    Whoever made the photos below really hates Himeya Company

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/1holyshit.jpg
    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/2holyshit.jpg
    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/3holyshit.jpg
    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/4holyshit.jpg
    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/AnitoNgMalalaya/5holyshit.jpg

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  36. Shingo - The God's Concert
    http://paricross.sakura.ne.jp/aria3/01/a-001.html

    The translation,
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?q4j88m1a2z2i51r
    I think I need someone to proofread this.

    And... man, I didn't know Kawai Eri is no longer in this world until I read this doujinshi last year. T_T

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    1. Regrettably, both Eri Kawaii, the voice actor and Tomoko Kawakami, the song actor of Athena Glory have died young.

      Sometimes I forget this situation makes any future ARIA OVA rather unlikely.

      Here is an entry from Sayaka Ohara's blog about last year's 3rd anniversary memorial concert.

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    2. Is that really the translation? I feel like it has some errors in it. I dont really know Japanese but why do I get this feeling that the translation is wrong?

      Please tell me if it was now proofread and I will create the translated version of the doujin

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    3. Which is why I need help to proofread the TL, especially for pg 01 and pg 37.

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    4. Oh, btw, could you make a list about which part seems wrong? I could at least re-check them again.

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    5. Translation Ver.2 for Shingo - The God's Concert
      http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3gz69exl6xep64f

      Pg 1 and pg 37 have been revised, credit goes to Serizawa.
      Also, I'm still waiting for the wrong part list.

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  37. I dont really know, Il try to make the translated version next week. Which, is only 30% sure because I still got studies to work on

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  38. FYI, we are not the ones responsible for translating that "Dear akari-sama" doujin, that was natural-log's work, and if he wants to do the new one I'll be happy to post the link again.
    Concerning Amanchu! we still have no raws and I dislike doing jp->chinese->eng, we miss a lot of translation information like this. For now we're going to attempt to contact that chinese scanlation group and see if we can work a deal with the raws (I don't mind splitting raw costs with them), so we'll see if we can get a hold of them and get a response.

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    1. > We're going to attempt to contact that chinese scanlation group and see if we can work a deal...

      So typical: everything is imported from China nowadays!

      Why not be super cheeky and use the mail form to ask sensei directly, if she would supply raws? Just explain what Amano Centric Scans is all about.

      Looking a bit to the lower right, Arisu appears totally ashamed of such an idea. On the other hand, if Mrs. Amano's works receive wider coverage in english, some day Hollywood might pick them up and then she'll have another Ferrari.

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  39. Volume 4 of Amachu! is now listed in Amazon.co.jp for release on 10th of March. I don't know how many chapters will be in it but I presume it may run up to and include the elusive chapter 24.

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    1. Too bad the chances of getting raws for those are pretty low too. Sigh.

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    2. I'll be ordering a copy from Amazon.co.jp which should get to me about mid-April via a friend who lives in Tokyo. If you're still missing that chapter I can scan it in for you.

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  40. New Amanchu! installment or wallpaper seen in the upcoming MAG Comic Blade issue.

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  41. How come it has been so hard to find RAWS lately? I thought her work was pretty popular, amirite?

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    1. I think Mag Garden are one of the manga publishers who go around issuing takedown notices for raw providers. Luckily they don't seem to be quite as energetic going after scanlators.

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  42. For anyone near Tokyo, there is an exhibition of ARIA manga cells in the Yodobashi Akiba Yurindo shop. It was made to celebrate Mag Gardens's 10 years of publishing and is scheduled to stay open until 03/25. It should be a stone's throw from the Akibahara shinkansen / subway station.

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  43. Amanchu vol4 colour cover normal and hi-res, stitched together from Amazon Japan's preview zoom screen. Dotty sexy dynamite!

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  44. We're having difficulties contacting the chinese scanlation group, if anyone is able to get us some contact information or has contact with them that'd be quite helpful.
    Essentially I just want to ask if they are willing to share the raws, and I am happy to share the costs of acquiring the raws with them.

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  45. The website reference, imprinted in a blue watermark on the chinese raws, does not appear to exist any more (redirects to an advertisement site)? A somewhat functional March 2010 copy of that site may be seen here.

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  46. Amanchu changed back from quarterly to monthly, hurray!

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    1. Oh now we can be even more chapters behind while waiting for raws, hurray.

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    2. I wonder if Monthly Comic Blade can be purchased in an online form? Probably it would need some DRM-cracking before "scanlation", though.

      It would be weird if such a high-tech nation as Japan still relied on paper and nothing else for manga. Especially with their focus of recycling, since there would be no hassle with collecting and re-processing old magazine issues, when using e-manga?

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    3. It's definitely to prevent online distribution, that's why they've been cracking down on the raw sharing in the first place.

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  47. Maybe you could put up a Paypal donate link and we could try to raise enough money to purchase a subscription so we could have raws?

    CDJapan has a subscription to Monthly Comic Blade available. It's USD $77 including shipping for 3 months to US, anyway (not sure where you are located, but it's the same price for Europe too). I would donate USD $20 right now, maybe some other people would too? I'm very grateful for all the work you've put in with Aria and Amanchu for us and it's worth the money to me. :)

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/magazine/detail_mag.html?KEY=13961

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    1. I don't have a good enough scanner to scan it at the quality I'd like. If an experienced scanner is willing to do it (hi nojay), then that "could" be a possibility. But honestly I don't like this kind of paypal donation "begging" thing you always see on these scanlation sites.
      Like, I've stated before I'm wiling to share scanlation costs with that chinese group if they are willing and if we can somehow get in contact with them.

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    2. Oh okay, I understand. Thanks for answering!

      Btw just wondering, have you seen these Japanese scans of Amanchu volume 4? http://www.manga-zone.org/wordpress/?p=3241

      Not sure if they're HQ enough for you to work from, but I dl'd the 2nd depositfiles link over there and it seems to be the complete volume.

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    3. Yes we got ch24 from it, we have a status thing at the bottom if people haven't noticed. It just got TL'd yesterday and we're currently editing/typesetting. It's quite a big chapter so might take a little longer.

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  48. Is amanchu a manga that release month by month?
    or 3 month per one chapter?

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  49. The scary truth behind Episode 9 of Aria the Origination.

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  50. Manga Amanchu! to be animated, hurray!
    According to the official website, the anime of Amanchu! was officially announced.
    Source: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=414203

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    1. And they also give it a new title: "One Off" instead of "Amanchu!". And now it's about a girl on a motor scooter. On a mountain.

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    2. It just my little Apr 1st prank :9

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    3. Chapter 26 already out.
      English scan Ganbatte!

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  51. ARIA the Natural anime episode 12 about to be banned.

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    1. Thats not the right link dude, thats a link for banning of cat cafes at night

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  52. > Chapter 26 already out

    ... and it revolves around a cockroach! Not even a thermonuclear war survivor cockroach overlord, just a single ordinary example. So miserable...

    BTW, there are plenty of cockroaches and rats in Venice, yet somehow Amano-sensei did not feel it necessary to include them in the ARIA storyline. Someone needs to talk to her head!

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    1. Why would someone import cockroach & rat to Mars?
      :D

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    2. > Why would someone import cockroach & rat to Mars?

      Nobody imports them knowingly, but they hide and ride merrily within any cargo.

      Namely, rats arrived in Venice with grain imports. That's why Venice has so many cats, they were introduced to catch the rats, but since the start of Whiskas era they couldn't care less. Cockroaches hide even easier than rats, since they are so small.

      It also is lunatic to think that a terraformed, colonized Mars could be kept free of fleas, cockroaches, rats and harmful bacteria, while full of Google-white cats, doves, undines and tourists eating seafood. Don't watch too much Domestos and Toilet Duck TV ads!

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  53. Based on Amanchu! chapter 26 we can soon expect a new navigation 61 for ARIA. The story: Alice, Aika, Akari, Athena and Akira are on a lagoon excursion in Alicia's gondola.

    Suddenly a mouse emerges from a fissure in the the gondola's double bottom. All undines start to run around screaming, but Caith Sith appears at the last moment and eats the mouse.

    Akari is so grateful she marries him on the spot. In contrast, Atora, Ayumi and Anzu are much disappointed: they hid the mouse on purpose, hoping the entire A-team would jump overboard in panic and drown, so they could become prima undines much faster.

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  54. Can't wait any longer, need more Amano-sensei!!

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  55. I was jw but, is this group dead? Almost half a year since anything.

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  56. Nvm, sorry, Just read a few comments up about the status thing

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  57. A...Akari and Aika expies? I'm okay with this. XD

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  58. Manga Amanchu! to be animated, hurray!

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    1. Huh? Catsuka blog has no info about this, nor does Mag Garden's blog. Furthermore, Amanchu manga has little raw source material so far and it's story has no progressed much in recent chapters.

      Mr. Sato will have to work miracles to prevent Animechu from being a flop (although his pachinko-to-anime Sea Story adaptation worked somewhat, so let's hope).

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    2. It worked SOMEWHAT? I thought Umi Monogatari was a GREAT anime, and not even the copious amounts of fanservice could change that. The opening theme is one of my favorite anime songs ever. Also, I love Tamayura to bits, so I am sure Sato could do something worthwhile with Amanchu.

      That said, I would already be happy with some more of the manga now. I just hope Amano will bring back some of the lovey-doveyness between Hikari and Futaba.

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  59. Looks like Mag Garden's publishers Comic Blade Mag will be available online from 2012 June 01, probably in paying format? This could mean there will be no waiting any more for Amanchu! raws or using a chinese intermediary out of necessity.

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